June 2018

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Tobacco company Imperial Brands is investing in Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies, to help the British biotech company research how marijuana can be used in medicine. The maker of Gauloises and Winston cigarettes said on Thursday that its subsidiary, Imperial Brands Ventures, was taking an equity stake in the British company. It […]

Auckland University of Technology has partnered with PharmaCann New Zealand Ltd to research the development of medicinal cannabis products in New Zealand. AUT Dean of Health and Environmental Sciences Max Abbott and PharmaCann CEO Chris Fowlie will sign an agreement outlining collaboration between AUT’s Drug Delivery Research Group (DDRG) and Auckland-based PharmaCann on Thursday June […]

Tweet Last week, Canada officially approved legalization of cannabis throughout the country. While it’s the first G7 nation to fully legalize cannabis, it’s the second in the world overall. The first? Uruguay, a country some of us struggle to pronounce, spell, or find on a map. (Don’t “ooooooh” me, y’all know it’s true.) Uruguay is […]

Professor Andreas Zimmer, who led the study, told Deutsche Welle that learning and memory functions had improved dramatically in these animals, and they performed as if they were much younger. When asked how they had tested a mouse’s memory, Professor Zimmer said that four weeks after they implanted tiny pumps under the animals’ skin which constantly released the drug, […]

John Hudak is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior adviser at the cannabis policy consulting firm Freedman Koski. He is the author of “Marijuana: A Short History.” The Food and Drug Administration did something entirely routine and completely unprecedented Monday: It approved a drug called Epidiolex. What makes this move historic? For […]

Commercial cannabis growers and dispensary operators are weighing their legal options in response to a newly rewritten Pennsylvania law around medical marijuana research. HB 2477, recently signed by Gov. Tom Wolf, allows the state’s medical schools to partner with marijuana cultivators of their choosing to generate data for pharmacological research, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. According to the […]

Weed smokers are usually characterised as bumbling paranoiacs incapable of remembering anything useful. But it turns out cannabis could actually boost the memories of older people and make their brain ‘younger’. A scientific study has found that feeding ganja to ageing mice boosted their brain power significantly. Researchers from the University of Bonn pumped THC, […]

Voters in Oklahoma on Tuesday elected to legalize medical marijuana, which makes the state the 30th to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Oklahoma State Question 788 allows individuals 18 and older to obtain a medical marijuana license with a board-certified physician’s signature. Minors can get a license but will require the approval […]

TEL AVIV, Israel and BETHESDA, Maryland, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX), a leader in personalized cannabis medicine focused on cancer and its side effects, announced today that senior members of its scientific team will be attending the International Cannabinoid Research Society conference, to be held in Leiden, the Netherlands July 1st – 4th […]